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Spices bring diverse palette of flavors to dish, valuable food additives are honored on June 10 on National Herb and Spice Day. Feel piquancy of moment.

The History

Spices and herbs are of great importance in cooking of treats considered an unshakable foundation. Primitive people began to add plant leaves, berries as additive to meat. With development of trade relations between lands, spices acquired status of valuable sought-after commodity. This happened in XIII century. Herb and spice appeared in North America with arrival of Columbus in the XV-XVI centuries.

Interesting Facts

Without spices, aromatic herbs, dishes lose uniqueness, originality and taste potential. Supplements help to reveal.

  1. Plants used as condiments can be grown on windowsill. Simple and useful!
  2. Wise King Solomon willingly accepted gold, jewelry, spices as gifts, offerings.
  3. Chinese sages compiled reference books listing medicinal plants with valuable effects that are safe, healthy to eat. There were thousands of names.

Popular seasonings: bay leaves, ground/fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, cumin.

How to celebrate

For the holiday take care of growing herbs on garden plot. It is eco-friendly, provides fresh greens, natural food on the table.

Ability to work with spices is extremely appreciated in circle of culinary masters, famous chefs. Exclusive skill and talent consist in ability to place necessary accents, real art.

When is National Herb and Spice Day celebrated in 2022?

National Herb and Spice Day is observed on June 10 each year.

Observations

WeekdayMonthDayYear
FridayJune102022
SaturdayJune102023
MondayJune102024
TuesdayJune102025